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Leadership Books for Sports  Fans

by Brian

Engineering Manager,
Startup Founder


I’m a life-long athlete and loved reading leadership lessons from the greatest coaches on the planet.

Two behaviors feel consistent across these exceptional coaches and leaders:

  1. Establish and maintain high standards of performance
  2. Recruit individuals of high character and integrity

While the implementations for standards will vary across industry, we can generally recognize high character individuals regardless of industry.

Wooden on Leadership

by John Wooden, 10x NCAA Men's Basketball Championship  Coach

Wooden on Leadership

Recommended: 8 / 10

Wooden on Leadership is a must-read for team leaders and managers. In this book, you’ll learn about John Wooden’s system for establishing high standards through meticulous attention to detail.

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The Score Takes Care of  Itself

My Philosophy of  Leadership

by Bill Walsh, 3x Super Bowl Champion Head  Coach

The Score Takes Care of Itself

Recommended: 8 / 10

The honesty and vulnerability that Bill Walsh presents is refreshing. High performers and leaders often shoulder more than their share of burden and stress, but feel reticent to discuss it. Not Bill Walsh. He openly talks about how difficult leading a team to success is and the detrimental effects it can have on your life and health.

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Beyond Basketball

Coach K’s Keywords for  Success

by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), Head Coach of Duke Men's  Basketball

Beyond Basketball

Recommended: 7 / 10

Coach K is arguably the greatest of all coaches and this book is a collection of lessons about teaching young men the game of basketball and life.

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Leadership Books for Sports Fans